Chanel Haynes of Trin-i-Tee 5:7 launches her solo debut with her new CD Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel set for release fall 2013. The CD, released on her newly formed label, Obsidian Records, is distributed in partnership with Central South Distribution.
The 12-song disc features the signature contemporary Gospel/Urban sound of Trin-i-tee 5:7, but for the first time, spotlights Chanel as a solo artist, songwriter, and producer on the project, which she produced with Darion Dorsey.
“I am truly excited about this album for so many reasons,” said Chanel. “The CD is personal to me because it’s the first album where I was able to write and perform songs that were 100% “Chanel,” and every single decision came from me and my company. It reminds me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I feel so blessed and empowered to be an example to young artists who carry God- inspired dreams in their hearts.”
Due out fall 2013, Trin-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel includes 12 tracks penned by Chanel reflecting her perspective and interpretation of Trin-i-tee 5:7’s music. It’s the familiar Trin-i-tee 5:7 sound fans have loved over the years, but now with a blossoming Chanel on all lead vocals as a solo artist, reflecting her unique sound and musical creativity.
“Every song on this CD comes from a joyful or memorable time in my life,” explained Chanel. “Songs like ‘Masterful,’ ‘Live,’ ‘Believe,’ and ‘You,’ are all songs that are carved right out of my heart and soul. Each song only has one word as its title because I wanted to make sure that the focus is where it’s supposed to be – on the music and lyric.”
Chanel also takes on the new role as label head, with the launch of Obsidian Records, which is the imprint for her new CD. The label is exclusively distributed by Central South Distribution. “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with the excellence of CSD and longtime mentor and friend, Vicki Lataillade,” commented Chanel.
Central South Distribution is honored to work with Chanel. “Chanel is one of my babies; I have worked with her since she was 19, as my third significant signing at Gospo Centric with a group that was put together for me… Trin-i-tee 5:7, a name I came up with while sitting at my desk in our first office in the garage,” said Lataillade, chief marketing officer at Central South Distribution. “Chanel was an amazing talent then and even more so now. I am so proud of her endeavors as an entrepreneur, and I know she will do well! Congrats Chanel!”
“I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my career, taking the wisdom and strength I’ve gathered over the years to create something I am excited to share with my fans,” said Chanel. “Trini-i-tee 5:7 According To Chanel will hopefully show who I am as an individual singing and writing the music I know and love. I hope this album will refresh fans and inspire listeners to live an abundant life for the Father.”
ABOUT CHANEL HAYNES:
Born in New Orleans, the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher, Chanel’s journey in music began with strong roots in the church. As a young teen, Chanel made it on Star Search on CBS where the world was first introduced to her big voice and charisma, which led to her career with Trin-t-tee 5:7. As one third of the best-selling female gospel trio in music history with seven studio records and more than 1.5 million CDs sold worldwide, Chanel has a collection of accolades including coveted Grammy Award nominations, Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and Stellar Gospel Music Awards spanning a successful career in the Gospel music industry. In 2010, Chanel received the Gospel Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in London for her success in Trin-i-tee 5:7. Trin-i-Tee 5:7 According To Chanel marks her first solo project.
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